Bachelor of Music Studies and Doctor of Medicine

 

Bachelor of Music Studies/Doctor of Medicine


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

QH023

Bachelor of Music Studies / Doctor of Medicine

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is normally full time. Part time study may be permitted upon successful application.

3 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this double degree program will be under the general supervision of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Studies. They will then be under the supervision of the Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School).
(2)
The Deans of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Faculty of Medicine shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the double degree course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is either on the basis of completion of secondary study via the NSW Higher School Certificate, leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking.
(2)
In addition, admission to this course requires the applicant:
(a)
to participate in a semi structured interview at the Faculty of Medicine; and
(b)
to complete a music skills test or jazz aptitude test and depending on the applicant's proposed Principal Study:
(i)  Principal Study in Composition, submit three compositions in different performance media which should represent their present level of achievement as composers and attend an interview;
(ii)  Principal Study in Musicology, present an example of recent written work and attend an interview;
(iii)  Principal Study in Performance, undertake a practical audition in the nominated instrument or in voice.
(3)
The results of this process will form part of the ranking of applicants.
(4)
The Dean may also admit to the Bachelor of Music Studies/Doctor of Medicine students who:
(a)
are candidates for the Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery;
(b)
did not commence the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery prior to 1 January 2014; and
(c)
have formally elected to proceed under these resolutions.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Music Studies are set out in the Table of units of study for Undergraduate Degrees from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
(2)
The units of study that may be undertaken for the Doctor of Medicine are set out in the table of units for the Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine.
(3)
To qualify for the award of both degrees, a candidate must successfully complete 336 credit points, comprising:
(a)
144 credit points as required for the award of the Bachelor of Music Studies and reach the minimum levels of achievement as set out in the table below; and
(b)
192 credit points specified in the resolutions for the Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine; and
(c)
one zero credit point Medicine unit of study in the first three years of the program.
(a)
Performance

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

36

Principal Study 1-6

Performance

12

 

Music Skills

24

Harmony and Analysis 1-4 and Aural Perception 1-4; or

Jazz Music Skills 1-4

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

30

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units

Teaching Music

3

Can be taken in studio pedagogy or music education units of study

Science

18

6 junior credit points of Chemistry; and

6 junior credit points of Physics; and

6 junior credit points of Biology or Molecular Biology and Genetics

Medicine

0

At least one zero credit point unit from Medicine

Electives

21

 
(b)
Composition

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

36

Composition 1-6

Composition

36

Instrumentation & Orchestration;

New Music, New Thinking;

Electroacoustic Music 1 & 2;

Composer Performer Workshop 1;

plus a further 9 cps in Composition units

Performance

6

6 cps Ensemble or 6 cps Composition Through Improvisation

Music Skills

24

18 cps in Harmony & Analysis & Aural Perception;

Creative Music Technology;

Sound Recording Fundamentals

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

24

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units;

Comp Techniques: Number & Process; Comp Techniques: tonality & Process

Science

18

6 junior credit points of Chemistry; and

6 junior credit points of Physics; and

6 junior credit points of Biology or Molecular Biology and Genetics

Medicine

0

At least one zero credit point unit from Medicine

 

(c)
Musicology

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

48

Musicology 1-6; Musicology Workshop 1-4

Performance

12

 

Music Skills

24

Harmony and Analysis 1-4; Aural Perception 1-4;

Analysis, History & Culture Studies

30

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units

Teaching Music

3

Can be taken in studio pedagogy or music education units of study

Science

18

6 junior credit points of Chemistry; and

6 junior credit points of Physics; and

6 junior credit points of Biology or Molecular Biology and Genetics

Medicine

0

At least one zero credit point unit from Medicine

Electives

9

 

6 Principal Studies

Principal Studies available for the Bachelor of Music Studies are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Music Studies.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates must complete all requirements for the Bachelor of Music Studies, including the designated Science units of study, in minimum time and must maintain a credit average in each year of the Bachelor of Music Studies, this being the minimum achievement required for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Medicine.
(2)
Failure to maintain required progression and minimum result requirements will result in candidates being transferred from the double degree program to the Bachelor of Music Studies with full credit for the units of study completed.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to candidates in the Bachelor of Music Studies.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Music Studies requires completion of one additional full time year of study. Candidates who enrol in the honours year at the completion of the Bachelor of Music Studies will suspend enrolment in the double degree and transfer to the Bachelor of Music Studies (Honours) candidature and enrol in fourth year units of study, before returning to complete the double award. Honours can also be attempted at the completion of the double pass program.
(3)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Music Studies are listed in the resolution for the Bachelor of Music Studies degree.

9 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Music Studies is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the conditions specified in the resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
(2)
Candidates for the award of an Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the relevant pass degree.
(3)
The Doctor of Medicine is awarded as a Pass grade.

10 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available in this course.

11 Credit Transfer

It is not possible for candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Music Studies/Doctor of Medicine to obtain credit for previous studies, except where approved by the Dean of Medicine for the purposes of subclause 4(4).

12 Course Transfer

A candidate may abandon the double degree program and elect to complete the Bachelor of Music Studies in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the Doctor of Medicine in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

13 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2014.
(2)
These resolutions also apply to students who have been admitted to the degree in accordance with subclause 4(4).